Entrance examination for the Bachelor in International Business and Economics
The entrance examination for the Bachelor’s degree programme in International Business and Economics is scheduled to take place just once per year, before the start of the winter semester. Students who successfully complete the entrance examination are entitled to commence their studies in the subsequent winter semester or, at the very latest, in the following summer semester.
50 study places will be awarded at the University of Klagenfurt for the academic year 2019/20 (WS and SS) on the basis of this admission procedure.
The entrance examination will take place because the number of registrations for the admission procedure exceeds the respective number of study places available (50 places).
195 applications at the end of registration. Of these, 97 applicants passed the first part of the admission procedure and are therefore admitted to the written exam.
Contact & Information
Programme Director for International Business and Economics
2nd part of the admission procedure:
All applicants who have completed the 1st part of the admission procedure in a correct and timely manner
2nd of September 2019
In person at the University of Klagenfurt (detailed information about the time and place will be confirmed by e-mail)
University of Klagenfurt
Will be completed by the 6th of September 2019
An e-mail is sent to all participants in the written exam
All applicants who successfully completed the admission procedure (subject to ranking)
no later than the 30th of November 2019 for the winter semester 2019/20
no later than the 5th of February 2020 for the summer semester 2020
In person at the Admissions Office
All enrolled students
by the 30th of November (for the winter semester) or by the 30th of April (for the summer semester)
* Extended registration:
If any Austrian universities still have capacity available once the registration period has come to a close, there will be an extended registration period. Only those applicants who have already registered for the admission procedure for a relevant degree at another Austrian university are eligible for extended registration at an Austrian university with available capacity during this extended registration period.
The separate steps of the admission procedure in detail
STEP 1: Registration
All applicants must register for the admission procedure using only the online registration, which is accessible on the website of the University of Klagenfurt during the period from the 1 March to 15 May 2020.
Registration for all students for whom this is the first degree at the University of Klagenfurt
Register online to receive a user account. This self-registration can only be completed online. Applicants must provide an e-mail address for the purpose of registration (e.g. gmail, yahoo, etc.). After the self-registration you will receive an e-mail, inviting you to activate your user account.
Once you have activated your user account, you can log in to the registration portal and register for the admission procedure for the Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Economics.
Registration for individuals who are already students at the University of Klagenfurt
Log in to your student portal and select the link “registration portal” under services in the menu on the left-hand side.
Please follow the steps as indicated to complete the registration for the admission procedure.
Registrations for the admission procedure that are submitted in another form or that arrive after the deadline cannot be considered.
The admission procedure will only take place in the event that the number of registrations for the admission procedure exceeds the respective number of study places available. If the predetermined number of places for one of the Bachelor’s degree programme has not been reached on 15 May 2020, the subsequent steps of the admission procedure for the Bachelor’s degree programme are dispensed with. In this case, applicants can proceed directly to step 6.
Note: Participation in the entrance examination for the indicated degree programme at the University of Klagenfurt is associated with the transfer of your personal data (name, date of birth, identification code, as well as selected field of study and selected degree programme) to other Austrian universities in case of a possible extended registration at the university of your choice.
STEP 2: Confirmation of registration
Registered applicants will receive a confirmation from the University of Klagenfurt by e-mail.
STEP 3: 1st part of the admission procedure
The first part of the admission procedure consists of uploading the documentary evidence concerning the required English language skills (level B2 acc. to CEFR) and of the letter of motivation, using the registration portal of the University of Klagenfurt.
Letter of motivation The letter of motivation should provide an indication of the extent to which you have thought about your choice of degree. You should therefore take particular care to explain the following two points:
Why you would like to study International Business and Economics
Why you would like to pursue this degree in Klagenfurt
The scope of the motivation letter should be approximately one DIN A4 page, and no more than 2 DIN A4 pages (font size 12, e.g. Times New Roman, line spacing 1.5) and the letter must be written in English.
STEP 4: 2nd part of the admission procedure– written examination
The successful completion of the first part of the admission procedure forms the basis for participating in the written examination on the 9 July 2020 (Universitätsstr. 65-67, A-9020 Klagenfurt). Applicants will be assigned to a lecture hall upon arrival. It is not possible to select or request alternative dates or to repeat the admission exam on another day. Participants are required to bring a valid passport or official proof of identity on the day of the exam.
The purpose of the written examination is to determine the understandingof the literature provided. For this purpose, the candidates will be presented with questions in writing about the prescribed literature, which they can answer by ticking boxes (multiple-choice items).
The written examination will not take place, if fewer than 70 applicants complete the 1st part of the admission procedure in a correct and timely manner. Applicants will be notified immediately by e-mail of the fact that the written exam will not take place.
STEP 5: Ranking
Applicants are ranked in accordance with the number of points reached within the scope of the admission procedure. Participants will be informed about the results of the admission procedure by e-mail by the 6the of September 2019.
STEP 6: Enrolment in person
Applicants who have successfully completed the entrance examination must enrol in person in the Admission Office. Enrolments for the winter semester of 2019/20 must be carried out by the 30th of November 2019. Enrolments for the summer semester of 2020 must be completed by the 5th of February 2020.
(information in German only; English translation will follow shortly)
Important information:Individuals who did not complete the Austrian matriculation examination must apply for admission to the Bachelor’s degree.An enrollment can only be made in conjunction with a valid notice of admission.
Prospective students, who have successfully completed the entrance examination, but who do not meet the admission criteria listed above as stipulated by §§ 63 ff UA, are not eligible for admission to the degree programme!